Lazio are plotting to add a new winger in January, as the production of their present ones has been lacking until this point. Moreover, most of them are in treacherous contractual situations. Pedro and Felipe Anderson are tied to them only until the end of the campaign, while Mattia Zaccagni till 2025.
Fiorentina spent a lot to overhaul their attack last summer, but they haven’t gotten great returns on their investments. M’Bala Nzola and Lucas Beltran have combined for just four goals. The Argentine has yet to score in Serie A. Despite that, they might not seek a new striker in January.
Claudio Lotito sternly addressed the recent chatter about Lorenzo Insigne joining Lazio, as the winger is attempting to leave Toronto FC: “As far as I know, there’s nothing true. At least not that I’m aware of, if I have to be honest. What do you want me to say? That’s that.”
Lazio wish to add a winger in January and are assessing how much it would take to onboard Lorenzo Insigne. The addition isn’t necessarily tied to a departure. They had tried to onboard Mason Greenwood with a late flash deal in the summer but weren't successful.
Insigne, 32, is reportedly confident of possessing more than enough in his striking arsenal to make a difference in a top league, and two teams have been mentioned to be in the running. All roads lead to Rome for Insigne, who has garnered interest from the capital’s biggest clubs, Lazio and Roma.
The Major League Soccer Players’ Association (MLSPA) has released its 2023 salary guide, with Inter Miami's Lionel Messi undoubtedly the top earner in the North American league, following his move from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer. While the 2022 World Cup winner takes the top spot, the top five also includes two Italians.
There are a host of top quality Italian footballers playing across the world and we're here to give you a roundup of some the highlights over the weekend's football. From well-established players with the Azzurri such as Gianluigi Donnarumma, Marco Verratti and Lorenzo Insigne, to some of Italy's most exciting young talents like Gianluca Scamacca and Lorenzo Lucca, there are plenty of exciting talking points to delve into from outside Serie A. So, let's take a look at the latest performances from some of the Italians abroad.
Despite the move to Toronto FC, Lorenzo Insigne remains very attached to Napoli. The attacker spoke about his tie to the city in an interview: "I miss playing with the Azzurri, but I have made my choice and I don’t regret it. I’m their first fan, and that’s my home."
Roberto Mancini will soon name his squad for the clash with Argentina and multiple Nations League games: “It is important to bounce back when things go wrong. These matches will represent the opportunity to restart for us.”
Lorenzo Insigne's 12-year spell at Napoli is drawing to a close as the Italian winger prepares for his final showing in front of the Naples crowd. The 30-year-old will wave goodbye to the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona when the Partenopei exchange tackles with Genoa next week.
Napoli toppled Torino 1-0 to make it six wins from their last seven league visits to the Stadio Olimpico di Torino, to solidify a third-placed finish in Serie A. The decisive moment took place in the 73rd minute as Fabian Ruiz benefited from a high turnover to seal the deal for the Partenopei.
Napoli put an end to their three-match winless streak with a crushing victory over Sassuolo at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.